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Separate probe sought in police killing of local teen

COMPTON — The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors June 23 joined others in calling for an independent investigation into the death of an 18-year-old security guard shot to death by deputies from the Compton Sheriff’s Station June 18. Acting on a motion by Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas, the board asked that the Sheriff’s Department’s inspector Read More…

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Death of teen security guard spurs protest at Compton Sheriff’s Station

COMPTON — The killing of 18-year-old Andres Guardado by a sheriff’s deputy in unincorporated West Compton near Gardena June 18 sparked a protest June 21 against law enforcement violence, which turned chaotic when deputies fired pepper balls and rubber bullets to disperse the crowd, ultimately making seven arrests. The protest began peacefully as more than Read More…

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Town hall discusses Compton deputies with tattoos

By Dennis J. Freeman Contributing Writer COMPTON — Rumors about sheriff deputies with similar tattoos were addressed at a town hall meeting Aug 9 at the Compton Community Seventh-Day Adventist Church. The National Association for Equal Justice in America (NEAJA) conducted the two-hour meeting to give the community an open forum to discuss the possibility Read More…